Accessing Head Start and Early Head Start Services and Resources During Center and Office Closures

By order of the Public Health Officer of the County of Riverside, all county schools (including preschools) are closed through June 19, 2020. All Head Start programs have ended for the 2019-20 program year as of June 11, 2020.  Early Head Start center-based will conclude on July 23, 2020 and Early Head Start home-based will conclude on August 20, 2020.

For the health and well-being of all Head Start/Early Head Start students, families and staff, the program will continue to maintain student and family engagement utilizing a virtual and remote based model.  To this end, all program staff continue to work remotely during the closure and will maintain contact with students and families through direct contact telephone calls and at home learning activities.

For enrolled families, assigned Community Assistants will conduct remote home-visits via weekly telephone contact are available to assist to the greatest extent possible with family support services.  Instructional staff will likewise maintain direct contact with enrolled families and to the greatest extent assist and provide individualized academic activities for parents and caregivers to provide at home.

To submit an online application for the 2020-21 Program Year, please click on the link below.  A separate link will be available in the coming days for secure uploading of required eligibility and enrollment documents.